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Offline Maik

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06/10/20
« on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 11:11:29 »
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Germany, UK, France Top Tourism Markets for Greece in Summer 2020

More specifically, 871 thousand German tourists visited Greece this year against almost 2 million last year and 618.2 thousand UK travelers compared to 2 million visitors in 2019.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/10/05/germany-uk-france-top-tourism-markets-greece-summer-2020/

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 11:15:16 »
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Greece Establishes Certification Seal for ‘Glamping’ Accommodation
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/10/05/greece-establishes-certification-seal-glamping-accommodation

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 11:40:51 »
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State pension age hits 66 and set to rise further

The age at which most people start to receive the state pension has now officially hit 66 after steady rises in the qualifying age in recent years.

Men and women born between 6 October, 1954, and 5 April, 1960, will start receiving their pension on their 66th birthday.

For those born after that, there will be a phased increase in state pension age to 67, and eventually 68.

The full state pension for new recipients is worth £175.20 a week.

To receive the full amount, various criteria including 35 qualifying years of national insurance must be satisfied.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54421662

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 13:05:35 »
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State pension age hits 66 and set to rise further

The age at which most people start to receive the state pension has now officially hit 66 after steady rises in the qualifying age in recent years
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54421662

Saw this discussed on the BBC earlier, along with the nonsense perpetuation "...people will have to work longer..." spouted by one of the presenters

(putting aside the issue for Boomer women who've suffered the very sudden and unfair changes to their qualifying retirement age!)

Figures from UK Gov:
In 1950 30% of 15 year old, 14% of 16 year old and 7% of 17 year old were in full-time education in England and Wales.
In 2010 88% of 16 year old, 76% of 17 year old were in full-time education in England and Wales.

ergo;
in 1950, 70% of 15yr old, 86% of 16yr old and 93% of 17yr old were potentially working
in 2010,   0% of 15yr old, 12% of 16yr old and 24% of 17yr old were potentially working

So today's youngster's don't have to work more years, instead their Working Life begins at a later age

"...retire later in life..." - True
"...have to work longer..." - False

sorry, just one of my bete noire's

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 19:04:43 »
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Maskless shopper arrested after causing scene on Corfu

Police on the Ionian island of Corfu on Tuesday apprehended a customer who had been in a store without a face mask after he tried to elude a fine and then resisted arrest, according to officers.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/257746/article/ekathimerini/news/maskless-shopper-arrested-after-causing-scene-on-corfu

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 19:14:00 »
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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020 @ 19:24:14 »
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Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven copyright battle is finally over
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54423922



https://youtu.be/6hBLHkmBKDg?t=1

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 07 October, 2020 @ 08:25:09 »
My favourite Fleetwood Mac track.


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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 07 October, 2020 @ 18:49:39 »
just one of my bete noire's

Bete Noire? Weren't she in that old film with Humpty Gocart?

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Re: 06/10/20
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 12 October, 2020 @ 12:39:33 »
just one of my bete noire's

Bete Noire? Weren't she in that old film with Humpty Gocart?

Feeling a bit Bete Noire myself.
As a "Boomer" woman I have now been working and paying tax etc for 49 years. Will I get extra in my pension when I finally get it after working an extra 15 years - NO!!!!  :rant:
Oh well, at least I've been working from home most of this year and not going through the hell that is the London tube system, and we have a new, yes new this month, Greek cafe/takeaway in the area. Goodbye Marina the Greek cafe hello Pitta Story.